100 Words – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: “Home”

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By Peter Oliver, Olive Branch Marriage and Family Ministry

When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” (John 1:38)

Fear. We can become so afraid that we don’t even know we’re afraid.

A casualty of this kind of fear is the loss of a sense of home. Home, that place where we are loved; where we are confident, secure, joy-filled – a place where we belong.

The first words Jesus speaks in John’s gospel are, “What are you looking for?”

The disciples’ fascinating response, “Where are you staying?” – Christ-God (Lamb of God), where do you live?

Abstractions don’t help frightened people. Jesus doesn’t offer abstract answers. He says, “Come and see.”Come and abide with me. I am your HOME.

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[This is a weekly blog re-published from www.olivebranchministry.ca with permission from author Peter Oliver. Each post is exactly 100 words.]